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  • School district positions up for re-election

    Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Several Northwest Oklahoma school board positions are up for election in February. School districts had to announce the openings by Nov. 20, and candidates can file Dec. 7-9 to get on the ballot. People will vote on candidates Feb. 9. If no one files to run against an incumbent, there will be...


    Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    /HVAC Volume visualization of flow-induced noise sources using Exa PowerACOUSTICS' patent-pending FIND module.

  • Tech Byte for Nov. 24

    Published: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Cox Communications is upgrading the Internet it provides low-income families through the Connect2Compete program, it has announced. .

  • Oklahoma's Fort Sill trains soldiers for electronic battle

    Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    Oklahoma's Fort Sill trains soldiers for electronic battle Silas Allen The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City FORT SILL -- In war-torn eastern Ukraine and Syria, experts say Russian forces are using sophisticated equipment and techniques to shut down battlefield communications, effectively leaving...

  • St. Louis' Sump Coffee among first to use Square's new reader

    Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    A hundred businesses across the country, including Sump Coffee in St. Louis, are the first to accept mobile payments beginning today using Square's new wireless and chip card reader reader. San Francisco-based Square, which debuted a square-shaped credit card reader six years ago that plugged...

  • Xbox 360 Turns 10 Today

    Published: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Don't forget to give your old Xbox 360 a little extra TLC today, if you can find where you put it. Happy birthday, Xbox 360! Microsoft's second big gaming console turns 10 years old today, as the company officially released the Xbox 360 to the United States and Canada on November 22, 2005....

  • New TCC Aviation Center at Jones Riverside Airport nearing completion

    By CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    Tulsa Community College celebrated a milestone Thursday on the $3.7 million renovation of the new TCC Aviation Center at Jones Riverside Airport when Flintco construction workers installed a large TCC logo on the exterior of the nearly complete facility. Work on the 55,000-square-foot building...

  • Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is not a word

    Published: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    For the first time, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2015 is, not a word, but instead an emoji, Yahoo News reports. The pictograph is officially called the 'Face with tears of joy,' and shows a happy face crying tears.

  • RadioShack moves Black Friday to Wednesday to entice shoppers

    Published: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    RadioShack is on the comeback trail, and its first appeal to holiday shoppers comes Nov. 25, when the electronics retailer plans to run its Black Friday deals a day before any other major chain, USA TODAY reports. Stores will feature nearly 100 different deals, and stay open an...

  • What you need to know about The Dark Web

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks, intelligence and security officials have launched a new wave of chatter about encryption.

  • Science fiction stories on Wattpad inspired by 1950s, 1960s comics

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    Some educational comics of the 1950s and 1960s are inspiring new stories today. From a news release: In the 1950-60s General Electric published Adventures in Science, a series of comic books that ignited a love of science and engineering in a new generation. Now, GE is bringing this...

  • Tech Byte for Nov. 17

    Published: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 honors Paycom

  • Innovation has a long history in Oklahoma business

    Published: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    Scott Meacham recalls the joys of visiting his grandparents in Oklahoma City, in part because of innovations at a local grocery store.

  • Anonymous declares war on ISIS after Paris attacks in chilling video

    Published: Mon, Nov 16, 2015

    Hacker group Anonymous have declared war against ISIS after the attacks in Paris on Friday night. Posting a video on YouTube, the group said it would use its knowledge to "unite humanity" and warned the terrorists to "expect us". Behind their signature mask, a spokesperson speaking in French...

  • Facebook responds to backlash over Safety Check feature

    Published: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    After the Paris terror attacks, Facebook announced they would be turning on the Safety Check tool, but many wondered why it hadn't been turned on for other recent violence in the world.

  • Thomas Friedman visits University of Central Oklahoma, discusses information explosion

    By Tricia Pemberton, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Nov 14, 2015

    More than 500 people listened Tuesday in Edmond as Thomas Friedman, part of the distinguished speakers series for the University of Central Oklahoma's 125th anniversary celebration, punctuated his gentle humor with broad statements about the impact of technology on the world.

  • Where and why are selfie sticks banned?

    Brendan Kurie | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    When Pope Francis spoke at the U.S. Capitol last month, those who surged onto the Capitol grounds were banned from bringing selfie sticks.

  • Police pull over self-driving Google car for doing 25mph in a 35mph zone

    Published: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    A Google self-driving car was pulled over Thursday for driving too slow near its headquarters in Mountain View, California. According to the Mountain View Police Department (MVPD), an officer observed regular traffic slowing down on El Camino Real near Rengstorff Avenue. That intersection is...

  • Court Says Tracking Web Histories Can Violate Wiretap Act

    Published: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    FEDERAL COURTS HAVE long given the government leeway to surveil and collect so-called “non-content” data—records of the senders and recipients of calls and emails, for instance, rather than contents of those communications. But an unlikely case involving Google may mean the government will be...

  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. checks data from solar test project

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 12, 2015

    Clouds and very hot days have affected the efficiency of OG&E's 2.5 megawatt test solar installation, the utility has said in an update from the facility's first few months.

  • AliveCor hires former Google executive as CEO

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    AliveCor Inc., a company founded in Oklahoma City that produces technology that transforms a smartphone into an FDA-cleared electrocardiogram device, has appointed former Google executive Vic Gundotra as Chief Executive Officer.

  • Vintage radio hobby turns eBay business for ex-petroleum engineer

    By Barbara Kevles For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    Edmond man's eBay store, JRCRADIO, draws bidders for pre-1927 battery-operated radio sets, AC-powered tube-type table radios from the 1920s through the 1960s, and portables.

  • A Politician Would Like New York Trees to Have Their Own Email Addresses

    Published: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    It’s virtually impossible to get by in today’s modern world without digital communication. Perhaps that’s why a New York City politician has a plan to give 200 trees around the city their own email addresses. The idea belongs to Mark Levine, an Upper West Side Councilmember. In an interview...

  • Companies support renewed push for longer drilling laterals in Oklahoma

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Nov 10, 2015

    Executives at Marathon Oil Corp. and BP Lower 48 Onshore each mentioned the need for longer drilling laterals during presentations Tuesday at the Governor's Energy Conference in Oklahoma City. The economic benefits of allowing horizontal drilling in nonshale formations was touted, especially as...

  • Oklahoma well-monitoring company succeeds in tough times

    Published: Tue, Nov 10, 2015

    Well Checked, a startup company based in Tulsa, specializes in remote video monitoring and reporting on well sites for the oil industry. It is successful at both as it succeeds in tough times in the oil patch, helping Oklahoma companies reduce unpredictable costs — spills, ruptures, theft,...